Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, when we commemorate the crucifixion and death of the Lord. Through fasting, penance, venerating the cross, reading from John’s gospel, and the sparseness of worship, we “bring present” to us the final hours of Jesus’ life. Penance and fasting are not too popular these days, even in some churches, but through these practices we being to understand the pain and suffering of our Lord, as we refine our souls.